Historic walks, theater, concerts and more
By Sabina Mollot
The one day of the year when everyone’s Irish is nearly upon us once again, and Town & Village has compiled a list of events taking place on March 17 and throughout the week that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or Irish culture.
The Irish Repertory Theater presents “A Celebration of Harold Pinter,” a show directed by John Malkovich running from March 15 to April 3, including on St. Patrick’s Day at 7 p.m. This solo show featuring Julian Sands will explore the Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet Pinter’s lesser-known poems and prose “devoid of pretension or glittery trappings.”
Tickets are $71 and the venue is the theater’s temporary home at DR2 at 103 East 15th Street, as Irish Repertory’s Chelsea venue undergoes renovations. Tickets are available online at www.irishrep.org.
Irish music can be heard throughout the afternoon and evening at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar at 519 Second Avenue and East 29th Street, starting at 1 p.m. The first band is Triocha Bandits from 1-4 p.m., playing Gaelic music. The Itinerants play from 5-9 p.m. and regular Thursday night house band Irish Seisiun from 10:30 p.m. to closing. Both bands will play traditional Irish music and folk songs. Cover is $10. This event is 21 and up. For more information, visit paddyreillymusicbar.us.
Throughout the afternoon on March 17, Merchants House will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with “A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy.”